Midst of Living
Midst of Living | work in progress
– an outcome of a 3 weeks research residency
with Maya M. Caroll. Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Angelika Thiele
Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 8.30 pm
” This residency is a meeting point between three dance artists, teachers, passionate students of life and art. The encounter generated many conversations; a heart to heart dialogue and a reaching-in to deep listening. In a time of local and global distress, each of us experiences an urgent sense of struggle to be heard, act and interact with society through the prism of our knowledge; the way we understand touch, motion and dance as a means of understanding human beings. A movement research followed our thoughts and wishes beyond words, in searching for images that connect one with oneself and with the world. We have used nature recordings as source materials, longing to touch and interpret a primal and pure existence. Earth-bodies, memories of past generations, love in demand – infuse the work and became its essence.” – Maya M. Carroll, Athens, Oct 2017
— Maya M. Carroll
Maya M. Carroll is a Berlin based choreographer, dancer and teacher. Her independent work began in 2004 in Israel, and continues in Berlin and Europe since 2005.
As a dancer she has worked with BatSheva Company, Lara Barsacq, Arkadi Zeides, Sasha Waltz and Guests and Julyen Hamilton to name a few.
Working as a choreographer and teacher all over Germany and Europe she has been making dances and performing her work in state theaters, independent venues and alternative spaces. Maya’s work evolves from the tension and interplay between reality and fantasy while reflecting on radical human conditions and relationships.
Sound, images, poetry and music speak through the body and articulate narratives and emotional realms.
Her physical work detects details, hunts for beauty and survival. In 2011 Maya formed The Instrument – an artistic structure standing for her independent and collaborative work with composer Roy Carroll.
Side by side to creating dance pieces, producing works and touring.